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Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes – December 11, 2020

Patch 9.0.2 Hotfixes – December 11, 2020

Originally Posted by Blizzard
(Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

  • Players that die during the Stone Legion Generals encounter in Castle Nathria will now properly earn the Feed Me, Seymour! achievement with the rest of their raid.


  • Tank Specializations
    • [With regional restarts] Threat generation for all Tanks increased by 10%.
  • Death Knight (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Unholy
      • [With regional restarts] Mastery: Dreadblade effectiveness reduced by 15%.
      • [With regional restarts] Blood Boil damage increased by 10%.
      • [With regional restarts] Heart Strike damage increased by 15%.
      • [With regional restarts] Marrowrend damage increased by 10%.
      • [With regional restarts] Death Strike damage increased by 5%.
  • Demon Hunter (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Havoc
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Rogue (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Assassination
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.
  • Shaman (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Restoration
      • [With regional restarts] All healing abilities reduced by 4%.
      • [With regional restarts] Healing Rain reduced by an additional 10%.
  • Warlock (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Destruction
      • [With regional restarts] Chaos Bolt damage increased by 22%.
  • Warrior (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Arms
      • [With regional restarts] Mortal Strike damage increased by 20%. Damage reduced by an equivalent amount in PvP.
      • [With regional restarts] Slam (Rank 3) now increases Slam’s damage by 50% (was 25%).
    • Fury
      • [With regional restarts] All damage abilities increased by 5%.


  • Kyrian
    • Captured Forgehands should be more reliable during the quest “Stewards of a Feather.”
    • Fixed an issue where Sika could despawn during the Kyrian Covenant Campaign chapter “Phaestus, Genesis of Aeons.”
  • Venthyr
    • Fixed an issue where if players disconnected while attempting to enter the Ember Court scenario, they would be unable to re-enter for the week.

Creatures and NPCs

  • NPCs who comment on your choice of covenant will now do so less frequently.
  • Resolved an issue where Sanngror the Torturer would sometimes become stuck.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Castle Nathria
    • [With regional restarts] Fixed a bug that caused additional loot to unintentionally drop from bosses on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
    • Resolved an issue that prevented many of the non-boss NPCs in Castle Nathria from scaling their health and damage as raid size increased. Non-boss NPCs base health before scaling has been reduced by 10%.
    • Huntsman Altimor
      • Resolved an issue where players may not be able to enter Huntsman Altimor’s area after completing the Artificer Xy’mox or Sun King’s Salvation encounters.
    • Sun King’s Salvation
      • Increased the healing done by Infuser’s Boon to 200% per stack on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 50%).
      • Reduced the max stack count of Infuser’s Boon to 5 on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 10).
      • Essence Overflow now heals Kael’thas Sunstrider for 1.5% of his maximum health on Normal and Heroic difficulties (was 1%).
    • Sludgefist
      • Stonequake’s ground visual effect has been updated to be more noticeable.
      • Screen effect for players standing in Stonequake has been changed.
      • Occurrences of Falling Rubble over the duration of the encounter reduced by 25% on all difficulties.
      • The number of players affected by Chain Link has been lowered and no longer scales with the number of pillars destroyed on Normal and Heroic difficulties.
      • Sludgefist’s health reduced by 12% on Normal difficulty.
    • Sire Denathrius
      • Warlock’s Corruption will no longer be removed from enemies when using the teleporters.

Items and Rewards

  • [With daily resets] The percentage based trigger effects from Eternal Palace weapons Diver’s Folly, Dream’s End, and Orgozoa’s Paralytic Barb no longer function for players above level 50.
  • Sanguifang’s Pulsating Canine damage has been reduced and can no longer be used against enemy players.
  • Shadowghast Ingot can now be placed in Mining bags.
  • Consumptive Infusion trinket is now also triggered by damaging abilities, allowing Mistweaver abilities such as Rising Sun Kick to trigger it.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Soul Igniter trinket to not allow the use of another on-use trinket.
  • Eternal Stats and Sacred Stats chest enchant tooltips now correctly reflects that they affect the primary stat and not all stats.


  • Players who are unable to complete “The Sweetest Tribute” due to a Ripe Purian already showing up in the tribute tray should abandon the quest and then talk to Elios to restart it.

Torghast, Tower of the Damned

  • Resolved an issue where enemies afflicted with the Blinding Smoke Capsule debuff would engage in combat with the player if they got too close but not attack them.
  • Minions of Torghast should be less likely to hit players with volley type abilities that they are not in combat with.
  • Torments
    • Eye of Skoldus and Fracturing Forces no longer spawn assassins on boss floors.
    • Breath of Coldheart health bonus per stack lowered to 3% maximum health (was 5%).
  • Anima Powers
    • Resonant Mawfang damage reduced to 2% of target’s maximum health (was 10%).
    • Frostchipper damage reduced to 5% of the target’s current health (was 20%).
    • The buffs provided by Dark Fortress and Fallen Armaments now stack to 5 (was 10).

World Quests

  • Demonology Warlocks and Beast Mastery Hunters will now receive kyrian aid during the Bastion World Quest “Air Supremacy.”

WoW Companion App

  • Fixed issue where some players on iPhone 11 and 12 could not access Guilds & Communities.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements on iOS. All users will need to reset their settings.